In loving memory of Erik S. Moe: 1939-2023


Erik S. Moe went home to his Lord and Savior surrounded by family on Aug. 21, 2023. 

Erik was born on April 11, 1939, in Elma, Washington, to Fredrik and Edna Moe. Erik was raised in Oakville, Washington, and graduated from Oakville High School in 1957. He then bought a farm right out of high school and managed it his entire life. He lived in many other places including Chehalis, Clearwater, Randle, Morton and Ellensburg, Washington. 

Erik spent most of his life as a timber operations manager for Fred B. Moe Logging from 1959 up until the company closed in 2002. Erik married Helen Osbekoff in 1960 and they later divorced. On Jan. 1, 1980, he married Susan Hines in Centralia, Washington. Erik enjoyed 4H during his childhood, which he passed on to his children. He cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren, especially if it meant he was taking them out in his orange jeep. He loved his dog, Sissy, and was always doing things on the farm with hay and livestock. He was a workaholic but would break away for yearly anniversary trips to Hawaii or Reno, as well as many July 4ths spent in Oakville parades or Seaside, Oregon. 

Erik was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrik and Edna Moe; brothers, Fredrik B. Moe and John Moe; sister, Edelyn Moe; sisters-in-law, Joylene Moe and Myrna Moe; and a great-grandson, Carter Allen Sharp-Cole. 

He is survived by his wife, Susan Moe, who resides at the family home in Oakville; son Roy (Becky) Moe, of Montesano; stepson, Mark Hines, of Boistfort; daughters, Lori (Terry) Florence of Montesano, Rhonda (Carl) Moe-Nish, of California, Kellie (Jon) Sharp, of Oakville, and Alejandra (James) Button, of Oakville; stepdaughters, Sheryl Rogers (widowed), of Chehalis, Emily (William) Rodocker, of Oakville, and Jamie (Tracy) Peterson, of North River; brother, Rolfe Moe, of Olympia; sisters, Sonja Roderick, of Edmonds, and Kristie (Ed) Danzer, of Tenino; and more than 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.